Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Not-Quite MLK quotation goes viral

Following the slaying of Osama Bin Laden, a quotation attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr., beginning with "I will mourn the death of a thousand precious lives" began circulating. Those words, as it turns out, were actually written by an everyday person named Jessica Dovey, an English teacher in Japan. She penned that sentence and then followed with a quotation from King. Here's Megan McArdle attempting to diagram the whole snafu.

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